Suicide bombers hit Maiduguri, Borno State capital, Sunday morning, leaving dead and several others injured.
This is coming after another bomb attack in Adamawa on Friday claimed not less than 50 lives.
Reports says the bombs exploded about 8.45am near Old NEPA office, not far from the Monday market.
An official of the local vigilante called Civilian-JTF, involved in the rescue and evacuation of victims of the blasts, confirmed the deaths and said the two blasts occurred in quick succession.
An official of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), also confirmed the casualty.
NEMA’s national spokesman, Sani Datti, said, “A male and female suicide bomber have detonated explosives near Monday Market Maiduguri this morning (Sunday).
Two of the dead persons were the bombers, while 17 persons that were injured have been evacuated to hospitals in Maiduguri.”
The State Police spokesperson, Victor Isuku, also confirmed the report.
Boko Haram has increased bomb attacks in the North Eastern part of the country in recentntime, despite military claims that the sect has been defeated.